By March, Karnataka to get 11 more passport service centres

Belagavi: Karnataka will get 11 more passport service centres through the tip of March, knowledgeable Dnyaneshwar Mulay, secretary, consular, passport, visa and out of the country Indian affairs, ministry of exterior affairs, here on Wednesday.
In the primary section, passport workplaces are being launched in Mysuru, Belagavi, Davanagere and Hasan. Raichur, Gadag, Ballari, Shivamogga, Udupi, Tumakuru and Vijayapura have been integrated in the second section, mentioned Mulay at the inaugural programme of Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) at Belagavi head submit administrative center. These 11 passport workplaces are in addition to the existing workplaces in Lalbagh, Marathahalli (each Benagaluru), Hubballi, Mangaluru and Kalaburagi.

The country had 92 passport workplaces till 2014 and the federal government is adding 251 more through March. The opening of POPSK in Belagavi — the primary such facility in North Karnataka — is 63rd within the series. Mulay mentioned that Karnataka will get passport administrative center in each 2nd district, due to the initiative through minister of exterior affairs Sushma Swaraj.

BJP, Cong MPs lock horns over district status

The release of POPSK saw MPs Prakash Hukkeri and Suresh Angadi lock horns over the call for to grant district status to Chikkodi and Gokak.

Congressman Hukkeri, who represents Chikkodi, mentioned that the district status will quickly be granted. “Once Chikkodi will get the district status, I can manner the ministry of exterior affairs to release a passport service centre in Chikkodi,” mentioned Hukkeri.

However, Belagavi MP Suresh Angadi, who is from the BJP, strongly adversarial the proposal of dividing the district. “I enchantment to CM Siddaramaiah to not heed to the call for of granting district status to Chikkodi. If required, the federal government can appoint an extra DC for Chikkodi for administrative functions,” he stated.

Angadi mentioned that Belagavi is the second capital of the state and largest district as smartly. “Prakash Hukkeri needs to study the history before making any call for,” he mentioned.

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